In Cherbourg, France terre d’Asile is organizing a film debate on violence against migrant women

In Cherbourg, France terre d’Asile is organizing a film debate on violence against migrant women
In Cherbourg, France terre d’Asile is organizing a film debate on violence against migrant women

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May 27, 2024 at 8:18 p.m.

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For the third consecutive year, France Terre d’Asile is organizing its traditional screening evening at the CGR Odéon cinema in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Manche). It will take place on Tuesday May 28, 2024from 7 p.m., and will highlight the persecution of migrant women.

The number to remember

339 people were welcomed in 2023 at the Saint-Lô/Cherbourg asylum seeker reception center of France Terre d’Asile. There are 46 different nationalities, for an average length of stay of 18 months.

Like every year, the idea is to draw attention to a theme chosen by the France Terre d’Asile teams which will allow raise public and school awareness of the reality of asylum seekers and refugees. “A reality that is sometimes hard to admit but so present to us, in the testimonies we collect on a daily basis,” assures Clara Leconte, legal worker and communications manager for the evening.

“Seven winters in Tehran”

With Seven winters in Tehran by Steffi Niederzoll, the screening of the documentary film will talk about the place of women, too often victims of incredible violence. Rapes, lynchings, human trafficking, prostitution, mutilations, death sentences…


So many persecutions that come up almost daily in conversations that we have with these women. These memories will mark them forever,” confirms Alicia Lemenandsocial worker for refugees.

France Terre d’Asile, as in the past, wishes to raise awareness about this daily life so far removed from our realities. “Because migrant women carry within them stories woven of courage, resilience and hope. They are a living testimony of strength in the face of adversity, of the ability to adapt and reinvent oneself in an often foreign world. Their journeys are marked by challenges, sacrificesbut also by moments of joylove and solidarity. »

This evening will pay tribute to all these victims.

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But also, through our event, we will recall the importance of welcome, respect and empathy towards all those who seek refuge, a new chance and a better future.

Audrey Lemperière, head of department of the Cherbourg asylum seeker reception center

The evening will begin with a moment of conviviality around a welcome drink and an exhibition, followed at 8 p.m. by the screening of the documentary film. To end this evening, Audrey Edmond AndBalkis EssidAMAL project managers (for the empowerment and protection of migrant women), will lead a debate to enrich our discussions and deepen our understanding of the subject.

Tuesday May 28, from 7 p.m., at the CGR Odéon cinema in Cherbourg. €6.60 per seat.

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